Lotus Elan

Zetec-R and 5 speed Lotus Box,

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:28 am

Csisco et Al

Just my two penneth,in the pdf, Page 3, Modifications,I would not alter the selector finger from "round" to "square" as selection of 1st,2nd,3rd,4th is lateral movement which is O.K. The problem occurs in reverse/5th selection which is angular and we all know that squares dont like angular movement....

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PostPost by: CSICO » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:19 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Csisco et Al

Just my two penneth,in the pdf, Page 3, Modifications,I would not alter the selector finger from "round" to "square" as selection of 1st,2nd,3rd,4th is lateral movement which is O.K. The problem occurs in reverse/5th selection which is angular and we all know that squares dont like angular movement....

John :wink:


Thanks for the hint, I think, I have heard about this before. But anyway, Thanks!
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi, Csico,

Welcome to the Forum!

My opinion... FWIW... :roll:

I personally would not use the Lotus 5 speed with such a powerful motor. I had one of the second generation Elite (501?) cars and it came with a busted box. I used the car for about 1 year only as I did not like it and when I sold it it was showing signs of problems again. :? The gearbox had been rebuilt by Lothian Sports Cars before I took delivery of the Elite.

Just my humble of course.. Up to you. Best of luck whatever you decide and like everyone else. Keep us up to date with how it goes.. Start your own new thread to keep us informed.

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:51 pm

Hi all,

Well this topic seems to have developed itself I think. I suppose this addition is just a quick up date really.

I've now decided to keep with the original engine and box(for now).its better economics.so I've had an automotive electrician look at her.as soon as he has the time a complete rewire with the EFI installation will take place and a fresh MOT to boot.So hopefully with fingers crossed,in march ill be up and running.

Its taken a while but there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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PostPost by: ubermass » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:39 pm

my elan +2 has had that done by spyder,the gear box is from ford and the drve shaft was replaced also as the zetec gives about 160-170bhp. they included a jenvy throttle body and emerald management.improved brakes etc
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